What Happened on January 5, 1942

Historical Events

  • 55 German tanks reach North-Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • Terenci Moix, Spanish writer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
1942 Highlights

About January 5, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn